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Alla Vecchia Bettola

Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 224158
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“penne al” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (44 reviews)
“rabbit” (11 reviews)
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Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Sorry, but you can't call any other recipe except theirs, pasta in vodka cream sauce. The recipe, thank god, is on the web. I could've eaten 2 plates, although the portion was huge. It was that good. Sit with other guests at long tables but...More

Thank Suporto
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I have been here twice now and cannot rate them highly enough. The menu is short but the food delicious and €4 for as much as you want from the chianti bottle is an added bonus. The wine is good too! I had the penne...More

1  Thank Alison J
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

They say a good sign is the you’re the only non-natives in a restaurant. But it’s more. Dispute needing translation, you’re still welcomed and indulged. They’ll talk you through the menu and deliver with explanation of what’s arriving in front of you. They pause to...More

1  Thank Ditzyredhead
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Good food, nice atmosphere and delicious typical dishes. In November it was beautiful to see outside.

Thank Dafina M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We came for lunch on the recommendation of our Airbnb host. Alla Vecchia Bettola is on the 'wrong' side of the Arno in the Monticelli district. The restaurant serves authentic Florentine and Tuscan food and is popular with the locals. We were tempted by the...More

Thank BradyRidgway
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Went for dinner with friends and we just loved it. We decided on the full deal: antipasto, primi, secondi and desserts. Lovely crostini and bruschetta, penne pasta with a wonderful sauce, risotto, pasta and bean soup, fired rabbit and courgette flowers, veal chops which our...More

Thank TonyWebUk
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We went here upon a friend's recommendation - nice walk from central Florence into a non-touristy area. Family style seating and a busy, cozy ambiance. My husband got the steak Floretine and found it delicious. I did not see anything i liked, and they made...More

1  Thank Karen31416
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Recomended place by from the staff an another place Vodka penne best what ever eat Porcini spagetti my haven in earth Zucchini flower is my childhood and my mother kitchen The staff is great and fantastic

Thank 473b_las
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I've been there with a local girl, under her suggestion. I ate an awesome Fiorentina with Fagioli all'Uccelletto, and she ordered Costine and Piselli. Very typical restaurant, with only local dishes and local wine (very cheap) We only spent 35 euros/person but I would have...More

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 21 September 2017

You search and search for local a local place this good. High scores on all the important factors that make your want to come back again and again. It ain't fancy: small dinning room, group tables with stools. No matter, it's the food, the service...More

Thank Jadamek
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 224158
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